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Jim “Mudcat” Grant, the first African-American pitcher in the American League to win 20 games, visited Moscow this spring. Here, he is pictured with Jessica Blain, a University of Idaho journalism student, at Moscow’s 1912 Center, after a panel discussion about Race and Religion in American Sports. Grant pitched in the major leagues from 1958 to 1971. The program was sponsored by the UI School of Journalism and Mass Media, the Latah County Historical Society and the Idaho Humanities Council. The photograph was taken by Antone Holmquist of Moscow and submitted by Daily News reader Kenton Bird.